Molecular Pathology & Genomics

MRI for diagnosing heart disease

An international team of scientists is the first to show that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to measure how the heart uses oxygen for both healthy patients and those with heart disease.

“More investment needed for science”

A £20bn investment is needed if the government is to achieve its vision of a science-led economy, according to a new analysis.

Synthetic DNA from extraterrestrial intelligence to future biomolecules

Following the creation of artificial E. coli, we look at the history of those pushing the boundaries in the field of synthetic biology

July journal-based learning exercises

Please select your choice of correct answers and complete the exercises online at: www.ibms.org/cpd/jbl

What is encephalitis?

A nuts-and-bolts guide to the inflammatory brain condition, by Dr Ava Easton, the Chief Executive Officer of the Encephalitis Society.

June news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Discussing the heart of the matter

Dr David C Gaze looks at the history and issues surrounding adopting high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing.

Breath testing for gut disorders

Small children may one day avoid invasive oesophageal tube-testing for gut damage and coeliac disease thanks to a new method. It involves blowing into a glass tube to provide effective diagnoses.

The rise of the robots

Artificial intelligence is here. But what impact will it have on laboratories? Will it empower pathologists, or lead to a decline in the profession? We look at the issues.
 

How to… embrace leadership

Clinical Scientist and Molecular Pathology Lead Siobhan Taylor discusses applying for a leadership programme and the benefits it has brought.

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